Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Now - Oct. 31, 2018, Noon to 5 Wednesday-Sunday
Wheels O' Time Museum , 1710 W Woodside Drive, Dunlap, IL 61542
Wheels O’ Time Museum is in its 36th season. The museum now has 30,000 sq. ft. in five buildings to explore on the campus. A new exhibit offers a tour of a 24’x24’ steel house made by RG Letourneau in 1938. The house had been at the factory until last year when it was moved to the museum after renovation. Experience what it was like living in a small house 24’ x 24’ in 1938. Many from the area were involved so that this exhibit was able to be on display at the museum. The Central Illinois Landmark Foundation, Wheels O’ Time Museum, Peoria Historical Society and many other volunteers from building trades worked to raise funds, restore inside and out, move, renovate, research the furnishings and set up the house for display. The Early Ford V8 Club will have three types of Ford trucks on display for May, 1932 roadster pickup, 1950 pickup and 1966 Bronco Other exhibits include Antique cars, fire engines, River and Rails, Rock Island Steam Locomotive, plus combine car and caboose, clock room, music room, WMBD radio station, Cat tractors plus a Best and Holt tractor, fashion, model trains, toys and many other interactive devices. Something for all ages. Open, Wednesday – Sunday, noon to 5pm, and summer holidays, May-October 31st...$7 adults and $3.50 ages 3 to 11. Event Type: Family
Phone: 3092439020
Area: Peoria

Open to the public Havana City Wide Events and Activities in celebration of the American Duchess Cruise Ship
Aug. 17, 2018 - Aug. 17, 2018, 8AM-5PM
Havana River Front, Riverside Club, Downtown Havana and Havana City Center, Havana, IL
Please join the City of Havana and its partners for two days of celebration in honor of the American Duchess Cruise Ship docking on Havana’s scenic river front. Join us at 8AM at the Riverfront Park to welcome the American Duchess Cruise, its captain and passengers. Afterward, start your visit by listening to live music while viewing artwork and Havana related merchandise for sale at the Havana Riverside Club and visitor center, explore Historic Havana for food, drink and merchandise specials, and learn about the natural and cultural resources of the area at a Natural Resources Fair at the Havana City Center including displays, videos and guided hikes provided by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service at 8:30 AM and again at 2:00 PM. This free event is open to the public. ...Free. Event Type: Festival
Area: Havana

Aug. 18, 2018 - Aug. 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Dickson Mounds Museum, 10956 N. Dickson Mounds Road, Lewistown, IL 61542
Join us for Dickson Mounds Museum's first Llyod Loar's Hometown Bluegrass Festival. Enjoy performances by Bill Robinson and Amelia Sweet Bluebird Stamsta. Participants may enjoy workshops and impromptu jam sessions. More entertainment will be announced at a later date. The festival will be held rain or shine. Performances will be held on the Museum's outdoor stage. Bring along chairs, blankets, and any items you may need. In the case of inclement weather, the festival will be moved indoors. Admission is free; however, donations are greatly appreciated. *Please note that there will not be a Hickory Ridge Concert on August 18th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Amelia Sweet Bluebird Stamsta will be playing during the day as part of the festival....Free, donations appreciated. Event Type: Entertainment
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Phone: 3095473721
Area: Lewistown

Open to the public Havana City Wide Events and Activities in celebration of the American Duchess Cruise Ship
Aug. 23, 2018 - Aug. 23, 2018, 8AM-5PM
Havana River Front, Riverside Club, Downtown Havana and Havana City Center, Havana, IL
Please join the City of Havana and its partners for two days of celebration in honor of the American Duchess Cruise Ship docking on Havana’s scenic river front. Join us at 8AM at the Riverfront Park to welcome the American Duchess Cruise, its captain and passengers. Afterward, start your visit by listening to live music while viewing artwork and Havana related merchandise for sale at the Havana Riverside Club and visitor center, explore Historic Havana for food, drink and merchandise specials, and learn about the natural and cultural resources of the area at a Natural Resources Fair at the Havana City Center including displays, videos and guided hikes provided by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service at 8:30 AM and again at 2:00 PM. This free event is open to the public....Free. Event Type: Festival
Area: Havana